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2 Charged in Hospital Kidnapping

Earl T. Allen Earl T. Allen
Oliver K. Maull Oliver K. Maull

SALISBURY, Md.- Authorities have announced the arrests of two men accused of kidnapping a woman from the emergency room at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury.                  

Salisbury police said that at around 4 p.m. Monday, the 31-year-old victim went alone to PRMC's emergency room for treatment when her ex-boyfriend, later identified as 44-year-old Earl T. Allen of Harbeson, Del., arrived in the waiting room. According to police, Allen followed the victim to a treatment room and then pulled out a handgun and threatened to kill both her and her children if she did not follow his instructions and leave the hospital.

Police said the woman did as she was told and outside the hospital got into a car driven by another man, identified as 49-year-old Oliver K. Maull of Lewes, Del. Authorities said the group headed north on Route 13 when the victim managed to jump out of the vehicle at Centre Drive and run through a parking lot of a nearby business. A witness told police that the victim was observed running down the road and a vehicle stop next to her. Allen and Maull attempted to pull the victim back into the vehicle but were unsuccessful, according to the witness' statement to police. The witness assisted the victim and contacted police.

According to police, the victim received minor injuries and was treated at PRMC and released.  

The victim identified both suspects from photographs and detectives obtained warrants for their arrest. On Tuesday, Maull was taken into custody by members of the Maryland State Apprehension Team in Delaware. On Thursday, Allen was taken into custody by members of the MSP Apprehension Team in Delaware.

Allen was charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, handgun on person and concealed dangerous weapon. He remains in custody in Delaware pending extradition to Maryland.

Maull was charged with kidnapping, kidnapping, false imprisonment, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, firearm used in felony violent crime and handgun in vehicle. He was turned over to the custody of Wicomico Central Booking. 

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